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5. James W. Woodward House, c. 1902 – 39 High Street
Colonial Revival Style, with Queen Anne influences
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The building is a two-and-a-half-story frame residence with wood corner boards, frame cornice, red-brick masonry slope chimney, hipped roof, front-facing cross gable with pitched roof, and two-story engaged turret on the south (side) elevation. There is a hipped dormer on the front elevation of the main block and a small eyebrow window in the gable end of the cross gable. Fenestration consists of one-over-one double-hung sash with simple frame surrounds and grille inserts. There is a partial-width one-story front porch with square supports, wide frieze, cornice, and hipped roof. The building is sheathed in horizontal board siding on the first story and wood shingles on the upper story and in the gable end. Although this home has been altered through the addition of modern windows, it retains much of its historic character as a home illustrating the transition between the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles. This shift took place during the last decade of the 19th century and first decade of the 20th century as the Queen Anne faded in
popularity. Despite this shift, aspects of the form perpetuated in combination with the increasingly popular Colonial Revival style, as can be seen in the case of 39 High Street. The house retains a degree of the asymmetrically – and the turret – that were common among Queen Anne homes, while incorporating a more restrained plan and straightforward details. Foremost among the latter are the simple cornices and eyebrow window in the gable end. Built c. 1902, the house appears on the site on a 1908 Sanborn Map. By 1930, the residence was that of James W. Woodward, a 55-year old assistant bank cashier.